Tennessee Statewide Automated Child Welfare Information
TNKids, a first-generation child welfare
information system, has supported Tennessee's child welfare
practice since 2000. Technical limitations, Federal
requirements and an evolving practice model mandated a
replacement that leveraged technology to meet unique State
needs and Federal requirements.
DRC is customizing our web-based Ohio
SACWIS solution to align with Tennessee's unique child
welfare practices. Our solution incorporates a proven
state-of-art user-friendly interface, a comprehensive,
user-driven reporting system, and dashboards to provide
users with essential information when needed.
The DRC solution provides secure,
Internet and mobile device connectivity that supports
public/private agency access, information exchange and
self-service features such as the ability to directly enter
Child Protective Services (CPS) referrals via the Internet.
Our solution provides end-to-end case integration across all
areas including features from the most robust financial and
provider SACWIS modules in the nation. A single view of the
case draws on a central repository for all case documents.
Its case-file print feature customizes a printout of an
entire case, thereby eliminating standalone, disjointed
legacy systems that frustrate workers and lead to tedious
work and sub-optimal client outcomes. The DRC solution
incorporates a proven, common interface model across
disparate legacy systems that accommodates current external
interfaces and can handle future interfaces.
Our highly structured yet agile
development approach features frequent progress metrics and
early review/defect correction. This iterative approach even
permits the development and integration of enhancements
before statewide system rollout.
- Customized solution that is 100%
aligned with Tennessee’s unique child welfare practices.
- A statewide child welfare practice
model that improves family outcomes by incorporating
best practices from both industry and Tennessee case
- Technical architecture that can
easily adapt to future needs and technology changes.
- Access to a central repository for
all case documents eliminates standalone, disjointed
- Effectively supports cases from
intake to closure and will be accessible to workers any
where there is Internet access.
- Customization approach that leverages
the best currently available SACWIS (Ohio) provides the
lowest-risk SACWIS solution.
- Offers a reusable model-based case
management framework that can be used for other case
management needs (e.g., adult protection, child care,
juvenile justice) in any state.
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